NFWM Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Grape Strike with UFW

By Julie Taylor On September 26th, I traveled with an NFWM delegation from Claremont to Delano, CA to celebrate with the United Farm Workers (UFW) the 50th anniversary of the first grape strike. Anniversaries remind us of our history. They convey our heritage and help to frame the legacy which we point to for inspiration, […]

Frank Forbath – Farm Worker Activist ¡Presente!

We at the National Farm Worker Ministry are sad to announce that Frank Forbath, a wonderful man and committed farm worker activist from Orange County California, passed from this life on September 2, 2015 at the age of 90. We send our condolences to Frank’s wife Jean and their seven children, five children-in-law, and 15 […]

NFWM Board Endorses Boycott of Sakuma Berries

The Board of Directors of the National Farm Worker Ministry held their summer meeting at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington July 10-11th. Bellingham was chosen so that the board and staff could learn first-hand from the farm workers of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) about their labor dispute with Sakuma Bros Farm in […]

Join Gerawan Workers in Washington DC Tuesday May 5th

UFW: Success in San Francisco!

A mighty ¡Aplausa! to Bro. Mark Schroeder (pictured at podium), numerous other Franciscan brothers, NF NFWM Board member Carolyn Jaramillo, Carolyn’s friends, long time NFWM super supporter  Kathryn Franger and Molly Jane Hammond for joining hundreds at the San Francisco Cesar Chavez day march & Board of Supervisor resolution vote. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors […]

NFWM’s Spring Newsletter is here!

  We just mailed out our Spring newsletter that includes recent goings on with NFWM and the farm worker movement. Maybe you’re not on the mailing list yet or maybe you’d like some more copies to share with your friends and neighbors; Either way, it’s online and can be downloaded for free here!

OCIC Celebrates 50 Years!

This article was submitted by Suzanne Darweesh, Co-chair of the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers (OCIC).  The National Farm Worker Ministry congratulates OCIC on their 50th anniversary! And we applaud the many people in the OCIC who over those years have advocated for farm worker justice with persistence and passion.   On […]

Sign onto EPA petition to ban pesticide that harms children’s brains

From the United Farm Workers: Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems – including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in agricultural fields across the country continues. The science is now even stronger. Recent studies show the same risks. Yet the […]

Support Gerawan Workers & the UFW!

You can provide vital help to the farm workers at Gerawan Farming in California who are fighting for their rights.  Please SAVE THE DATES to attend one of the events (see below) in LONG BEACH, CA on March 24th,or SAN FRANCISCO, CA on March 31st or WASHINGTON, DC on April 7th. Just as importantly, please SPREAD THIS […]

Take action in support of dairy workers!

Please take action and e-mail Darigold CEO, Jim Wegner today. You may remember the horrific tales of worker abuse at Washington’s DeRuyter Brothers dairy farm, where workers were threatened with weapons and forced to secretly eat lunch while working amidst cow feces and other hazards. Many have written the CEO of Darigold, Jim Wegner, to […]

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